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U.S. PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
Patent Technology Monitoring Team (PTMT)

Patenting By Geographic Region (State and Country),
Breakout By Technology Class

Count of 2010 - 2014 Utility Patent Grants
As Distributed By Calendar Year of Grant

- Explanation of Data -

Rank Ordered Listing of Technology Classes Receiving 1 or More Utility Patents During the Period
Originating From

TENNESSEE

( patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor )
( technology class is determined by the primary classification assigned to a patent- see 'Explanation of Data' )
( some classes have been combined together under a single class identifier )

The following table displays technology classes and counts of utility patents classified in them; patents are distributed by year of patent grant.
Class Class Title 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 Total
606 Surgery (instruments) 99 99 101 109 79 487
424 Drug, Bio-Affecting and Body Treating Compositions (includes Class 514) 27 36 55 67 88 273
623 Prosthesis (i.e., Artificial Body Members), Parts Thereof, or Aids and Accessories Therefor 45 46 48 49 43 231
520 Synthetic Resins or Natural Rubbers (includes Classes 520-528) 36 45 29 25 21 156
532 Organic Compounds (includes Classes 532-570) 24 27 15 21 49 136
128 Surgery (includes Class 600) 17 21 14 28 28 108
250 Radiant Energy 19 17 22 22 17 97
705 DP: Financial, Business Practice, Management, or Cost/Price Determination (Data Processing) 23 12 17 24 20 96
428 Stock Material or Miscellaneous Articles 14 28 20 18 11 91
435 Chemistry: Molecular Biology and Microbiology 17 23 21 16 12 89
800 Multicellular Living Organisms and Unmodified Parts Thereof and Related Processes 7 16 22 20 23 88
210 Liquid Purification or Separation 20 22 16 15 13 86
340 Communications: Electrical 18 24 11 16 15 84
052 Static Structures (e.g., Buildings) 10 9 10 11 14 54
382 Image Analysis 12 8 11 15 8 54
073 Measuring and Testing 7 12 8 8 11 46
174 Electricity: Conductors and Insulators 13 9 11 8 5 46
604 Surgery (Medicators and Receptors) 10 10 10 5 10 45
707 DP: Database and File Management or Data Structures (Data Processing) 10 6 7 12 9 44
423 Chemistry of Inorganic Compounds 3 6 8 6 20 43
119 Animal Husbandry 7 8 4 11 11 41
219 Electric Heating 8 8 6 10 9 41
702 DP: Measuring, Calibrating, or Testing (Data Processing) 9 9 8 10 5 41
248 Supports (e.g., for holding articles, etc.) 7 8 8 7 7 37
062 Refrigeration 13 8 2 7 4 34
235 Registers (e.g., cash registers, calculators, devices for counting movements of devices, etc.) 17 9 5 3 0 34
264 Plastic and Nonmetallic Article Shaping or Treating: Processes 4 7 9 8 6 34
381 Electrical Audio Signal Processing Systems and Devices 3 4 11 8 7 33
422 Chemical Apparatus and Process Disinfecting, Deodorizing, Preserving, or Sterilizing 11 8 6 3 5 33
439 Electrical Connectors 8 7 3 9 6 33
126 Stoves and Furnaces 6 3 6 8 8 31
206 Special Receptacle or Package 9 8 3 7 4 31
356 Optics: Measuring and Testing 2 8 12 4 4 30
362 Illumination 4 7 3 7 9 30
029 Metal Working 2 5 7 3 10 27
442 Fabric (Woven, Knitted, or Nonwoven Textile or Cloth, Etc.) 8 7 9 3 0 27
700 DP: Generic Control Systems or Specific Applications (Data Processing) 10 5 2 3 7 27
709 Multicomputer Data Transferring (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 6 4 7 5 5 27
280 Land Vehicles 2 5 4 7 8 26
361 Electricity: Electrical Systems and Devices 5 5 5 5 5 25
427 Coating Processes 7 4 4 3 7 25
084 Music 5 4 2 4 9 24
348 Television 6 2 5 5 6 24
429 Chemistry: Electrical Current Producing Apparatus, Product, and Process 9 2 1 3 9 24
607 Surgery: Light, Thermal, and Electrical Application 4 7 2 4 7 24
095 Gas Separation: Processes 2 0 6 7 8 23
162 Paper Making and Fiber Liberation 2 2 4 4 11 23
123 Internal-Combustion Engines 3 3 5 5 5 21
134 Cleaning and Liquid Contact with Solids 8 3 4 3 3 21
137 Fluid Handling 3 3 3 6 6 21
701 DP: Vehicles, Navigation, and Relative Location (Data Processing) 2 5 2 5 7 21
005 Beds 2 2 2 5 9 20
297 Chairs and Seats 4 2 5 4 5 20
324 Electricity: Measuring and Testing 4 3 3 2 8 20
713 Support (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 3 4 5 4 20
089 Ordnance 3 3 6 2 5 19
455 Telecommunications 1 3 4 4 7 19
220 Receptacles 0 3 4 5 6 18
252 Compositions 1 2 5 3 7 18
417 Pumps 2 5 3 3 5 18
015 Brushing, Scrubbing, and General Cleaning 2 2 2 5 6 17
043 Fishing, Trapping, and Vermin Destroying 5 4 3 5 0 17
315 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices: Systems 2 3 8 2 2 17
379 Telephonic Communications 1 2 3 7 4 17
482 Exercise Devices 2 11 2 2 0 17
042 Firearms 2 5 3 2 4 16
081 Tools 2 0 4 7 3 16
083 Cutting 2 8 3 2 1 16
254 Implements or Apparatus for Applying Pushing or Pulling Force 1 1 5 5 4 16
436 Chemistry: Analytical and Immunological Testing 4 4 3 2 3 16
706 DP: Artificial Intelligence (Data Processing) 3 4 4 4 1 16
144 Woodworking 10 5 0 0 0 15
310 Electrical Generator or Motor Structure 3 1 8 2 1 15
434 Education and Demonstration 5 2 2 3 3 15
602 Surgery: Splint, Brace, or Bandage 2 0 6 4 3 15
036 Boots, Shoes, and Leggings 3 4 2 2 3 14
055 Gas Separation 4 3 3 1 3 14
156 Adhesive Bonding and Miscellaneous Chemical Manufacture 0 3 2 5 4 14
180 Motor Vehicles 5 2 3 2 2 14
229 Envelopes, Wrappers, and Paperboard Boxes 5 4 3 2 0 14
370 Multiplex Communications 3 3 3 2 3 14
378 X-Ray or Gamma Ray Systems or Devices 3 3 4 2 2 14
504 Plant Protecting and Regulating Compositions 4 0 4 3 3 14
060 Power Plants 2 1 2 3 5 13
131 Tobacco 4 3 2 1 3 13
222 Dispensing (apparatus and process) 2 2 3 3 3 13
285 Pipe Joints or Couplings 3 4 3 2 1 13
320 Electricity: Battery or Capacitor Charging or Discharging 2 2 4 3 2 13
726 Information Security 1 2 4 1 5 13
122 Liquid Heaters and Vaporizers 1 0 4 4 3 12
211 Supports: Racks 1 2 1 3 5 12
385 Optical Waveguides 5 3 0 1 3 12
438 Semiconductor Device Manufacturing: Process 0 1 2 2 7 12
473 Games Using Tangible Projectile 2 3 2 3 2 12
703 DP: Structural Design, Modeling, Simulation, and Emulation (Data Processing) 2 3 6 0 1 12
002 Apparel 2 1 2 3 3 11
102 Ammunition and Explosives 1 2 2 3 3 11
112 Sewing 1 2 5 2 1 11
114 Ships 2 1 3 4 1 11
181 Acoustics 2 3 0 2 4 11
204 Chemistry: Electrical and Wave Energy 0 4 2 2 3 11
209 Classifying, Separating, and Assorting Solids 2 1 1 3 4 11
228 Metal Fusion Bonding 3 2 3 1 2 11
257 Active Solid-State Devices (e.g., Transistors, Solid-State Diodes) 2 1 2 5 1 11
294 Handling: Hand and Hoist-Line Implements 3 0 1 5 2 11
510 Cleaning Compositions for Solid Surfaces, Auxiliary Compositions Therefor, or Processes of Preparing the Compositions 2 3 3 3 0 11
725 Interactive Video Distribution Systems 1 3 2 3 2 11
227 Elongated-Member-Driving Apparatus 2 3 0 1 4 10
301 Land Vehicles: Wheels and Axles 3 5 0 2 0 10
345 Computer Graphics Processing and Selective Visual Display Systems 4 1 1 1 3 10
376 Induced Nuclear Reactions: Processes, Systems, and Elements 3 2 0 2 3 10
408 Cutting by Use of Rotating Axially Moving Tool 1 4 0 3 2 10
463 Amusement Devices: Games 0 3 2 3 2 10
704 DP: Speech Signal Processing, Linguistics, Language Translation, and Audio Compression/Decompression (Data Processing) 1 3 4 2 0 10
717 DP: Software Development, Installation, and Management (Data Processing) 1 0 5 1 3 10
024 Buckles, Buttons, Clasps, Etc. 1 2 0 1 5 9
030 Cutlery 2 3 1 1 2 9
075 Specialized Metallurgical Processes, Compositions for Use Therein, Consolidated Metal Powder Compositions, and Loose Metal Particulate Mixtures 1 1 4 1 2 9
124 Mechanical Guns and Projectors 4 3 1 0 1 9
239 Fluid Sprinkling, Spraying, and Diffusing 4 1 1 2 1 9
273 Amusement Devices: Games 4 1 1 2 1 9
296 Land Vehicles: Bodies and Tops 2 1 1 0 5 9
407 Cutters, for Shaping 1 3 1 2 2 9
431 Combustion 1 4 0 2 2 9
451 Abrading 2 4 2 1 0 9
505 Superconductor Technology: Apparatus, Material, Process 1 2 1 3 2 9
711 Memory (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 4 4 0 0 1 9
016 Miscellaneous Hardware (e.g., Bushing, Carpet Fastener, Caster, Door Closer, Panel Hanger, Attachable or Adjunct Handle, Hinge, Window Sash Balance, Etc.) 2 0 3 1 2 8
033 Geometrical Instruments 3 0 0 3 2 8
096 Gas Separation: Apparatus 0 2 1 3 2 8
106 Compositions: Coating or Plastic 0 2 2 2 2 8
157 Wheelwright Machines 0 2 4 2 0 8
198 Conveyors: Power-Driven 2 2 0 1 3 8
200 Electricity: Circuit Makers and Breakers 3 2 2 0 1 8
307 Electrical Transmission or Interconnection Systems 1 2 3 1 1 8
342 Communications: Directive Radio Wave Systems and Devices (e.g., Radar, Radio Navigation) 2 3 3 0 0 8
351 Optics: Eye Examining, Vision Testing and Correcting 0 2 2 2 2 8
359 Optical: Systems and Elements 2 3 3 0 0 8
366 Agitating (e.g., of articles and materials) 1 1 6 0 0 8
405 Hydraulic and Earth Engineering 1 3 1 1 2 8
410 Freight Accommodation On Freight Carrier 3 1 1 1 2 8
420 Alloys or Metallic Compositions 3 1 2 1 1 8
425 Plastic Article or Earthenware Shaping or Treating: Apparatus 2 3 0 2 1 8
426 Food or Edible Material: Processes, Compositions, and Products 0 4 1 2 1 8
850 Scanning-Probe Techniques or Apparatus; Applications of Scanning-Probe Techniques, e.g., Scanning Probe Microscopy [Spm] 0 1 0 2 5 8
004 Baths, Closets, Sinks, and Spittoons 0 1 1 1 4 7
049 Movable or Removable Closures 0 2 1 3 1 7
053 Package Making 1 1 1 2 2 7
074 Machine Element or Mechanism 0 1 2 2 2 7
118 Coating Apparatus 2 5 0 0 0 7
148 Metal Treatment 1 1 2 0 3 7
182 Fire Escape, Ladder, or Scaffold 0 1 4 1 1 7
236 Automatic Temperature and Humidity Regulation 1 1 1 2 2 7
261 Gas and Liquid Contact Apparatus 0 3 1 1 2 7
312 Supports: Cabinet Structure 2 1 1 2 1 7
318 Electricity: Motive Power Systems 1 0 2 3 1 7
375 Pulse or Digital Communications 3 2 0 2 0 7
411 Expanded, Threaded, Driven, Headed, Tool-Deformed, or Locked-Threaded Fastener 1 2 0 1 3 7
433 Dentistry 1 0 2 2 2 7
502 Catalyst, Solid Sorbent, or Support Therefor: Product or Process of Making 3 0 0 2 2 7
530 Chemistry: Natural Resins or Derivatives; Peptides or Proteins; Lignins or Reaction Products Thereof 2 1 1 1 2 7
117 Single-Crystal, Oriented-Crystal, and Epitaxy Growth Processes; Non-Coating Apparatus Therefor 1 1 0 2 2 6
138 Pipes and Tubular Conduits 1 0 1 2 2 6
141 Fluent Material Handling, with Receiver or Receiver Coacting Means 2 1 0 3 0 6
169 Fire Extinguishers 1 2 1 1 1 6
218 High-Voltage Switches with Arc Preventing or Extinguishing Devices 0 0 2 1 3 6
224 Package and Article Carriers 0 0 3 1 2 6
392 Electric Resistance Heating Devices 2 1 0 2 1 6
404 Road Structure, Process, or Apparatus 2 1 2 0 1 6
414 Material or Article Handling 0 3 1 1 1 6
710 Input/Output (Electrical Computers and Digital Data Processing Systems) 2 1 1 2 0 6
715 DP: Presentation Processing of Document, Operator Interface Processing, and Screen Saver Display Processing (Data Processing) 1 1 0 3 1 6
047 Plant Husbandry 3 0 1 1 0 5
070 Locks 1 2 2 0 0 5
164 Metal Founding 1 1 2 0 1 5
269 Work Holders 1 0 2 0 2 5
292 Closure Fasteners 1 2 0 1 1 5
327 Miscellaneous Active Electrical Nonlinear Devices, Circuits, and Systems 3 1 0 0 1 5
335 Electricity: Magnetically Operated Switches, Magnets, and Electromagnets 1 0 0 1 3 5
380 Cryptography 1 0 0 1 3 5
396 Photography 3 1 0 1 0 5
454 Ventilation 2 1 1 1 0 5
066 Textiles: Knitting 1 1 0 2 0 4
072 Metal Deforming 1 1 1 1 0 4
110 Furnaces 0 1 1 0 2 4
116 Signals and Indicators 1 1 2 0 0 4
135 Tent, Canopy, Umbrella, or Cane 0 1 2 0 1 4
165 Heat Exchange 2 0 1 0 1 4
173 Tool Driving or Impacting 0 0 1 2 1 4
201 Distillation: Processes, Thermolytic 1 1 2 0 0 4
215 Bottles and Jars 0 2 0 0 2 4
277 Seal for a Joint or Juncture 1 0 2 0 1 4
290 Prime-Mover Dynamo Plants 0 2 0 1 1 4
330 Amplifiers 1 1 0 1 1 4
347 Incremental Printing of Symbolic Information 0 0 1 2 1 4
369 Dynamic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 1 0 1 1 4
374 Thermal Measuring and Testing 0 0 0 1 3 4
401 Coating Implements with Material Supply 0 0 0 0 4 4
416 Fluid Reaction Surfaces (i.e., Impellers) 1 0 0 1 2 4
419 Powder Metallurgy Processes 1 0 0 1 2 4
588 Hazardous or Toxic Waste Destruction or Containment 0 0 4 0 0 4
708 Arithmetic Processing and Calculating (Electrical Computers) 0 1 1 2 0 4
714 Error Detection/Correction and Fault Detection/Recovery 1 1 0 2 0 4
008 Bleaching and Dyeing; Fluid Treatment and Chemical Modification of Textiles and Fibers 2 0 0 1 0 3
014 Bridges 0 1 0 0 2 3
034 Drying and Gas or Vapor Contact with Solids 0 3 0 0 0 3
048 Gas: Heating and Illuminating 1 0 1 0 1 3
071 Chemistry: Fertilizers 0 0 0 1 2 3
099 Foods and Beverages: Apparatus 0 1 0 1 1 3
100 Presses 2 0 1 0 0 3
105 Railway Rolling Stock 1 1 0 0 1 3
108 Horizontally Supported Planar Surfaces 1 0 0 1 1 3
136 Batteries: Thermoelectric and Photoelectric 0 1 0 1 1 3
172 Earth Working 0 0 0 2 1 3
188 Brakes 0 0 2 1 0 3
205 Electrolysis: Processes, Compositions Used Therein, and Methods of Preparing the Compositions 0 0 0 3 0 3
251 Valves and Valve Actuation 1 0 1 0 1 3
266 Metallurgical Apparatus 1 0 0 1 1 3
267 Spring Devices 0 0 0 1 2 3
313 Electric Lamp and Discharge Devices 1 2 0 0 0 3
323 Electricity: Power Supply or Regulation Systems 1 1 0 0 1 3
341 Coded Data Generation or Conversion 1 2 0 0 0 3
358 Facsimile and Static Presentation Processing 0 0 0 1 2 3
368 Horology: Time Measuring Systems or Devices 1 1 0 1 0 3
430 Radiation Imagery Chemistry: Process, Composition, or Product Thereof 0 0 0 1 2 3
441 Buoys, Rafts, and Aquatic Devices 1 1 0 0 1 3
446 Amusement Devices: Toys 0 1 0 0 2 3
508 Solid Anti-Friction Devices, Materials Therefor, Lubricant or Separant Compositions for Moving Solid Surfaces, and Miscellaneous Mineral Oil Compositions 1 0 1 1 0 3
063 Jewelry 1 0 0 1 0 2
082 Turning (e.g., for metal working) 0 1 0 1 0 2
092 Expansible Chamber Devices 1 0 1 0 0 2
111 Planting 0 1 1 0 0 2
150 Purses, Wallets, and Protective Covers 0 0 0 1 1 2
152 Resilient Tires and Wheels 1 1 0 0 0 2
166 Wells (shafts or deep borings in the earth, e.g., for oil and gas) 2 0 0 0 0 2
175 Boring or Penetrating the Earth 1 0 0 0 1 2
177 Weighing Scales 0 0 1 1 0 2
187 Elevator, Industrial Lift Truck, or Stationary Lift for Vehicle 0 0 1 0 1 2
192 Clutches and Power-Stop Control 0 0 1 1 0 2
193 Conveyors, Chutes, Skids, Guides, and Ways 1 0 0 1 0 2
202 Distillation: Apparatus 0 0 0 1 1 2
216 Etching a Substrate: Processes 0 0 1 0 1 2
223 Apparel Apparatus 0 1 1 0 0 2
232 Deposit and Collection Receptacles 1 0 0 0 1 2
241 Solid Material Comminution or Disintegration 1 0 0 1 0 2
244 Aeronautics and Astronautics 0 1 1 0 0 2
256 Fences 0 0 0 1 1 2
279 Chucks or Sockets 0 1 0 0 1 2
331 Oscillators 0 0 0 1 1 2
336 Inductor Devices 0 0 0 1 1 2
360 Dynamic Magnetic Information Storage or Retrieval 1 1 0 0 0 2
367 Communications, Electrical: Acoustic Wave Systems and Devices 0 0 1 0 1 2
383 Flexible Bags 0 0 1 1 0 2
415 Rotary Kinetic Fluid Motors or Pumps 0 0 0 1 1 2
418 Rotary Expansible Chamber Devices 0 1 0 1 0 2
440 Marine Propulsion 1 1 0 0 0 2
501 Compositions: Ceramic 0 1 1 0 0 2
506 Combinatorial Chemistry Technology: Method, Library, Apparatus 1 0 0 0 1 2
507 Earth Boring, Well Treating, and Oil Field Chemistry 0 0 2 0 0 2
516 Colloid Systems and Wetting Agents, Subcombinations Thereof, Processes of Making, Stabilizing, Breaking, or Inhibiting 0 0 0 2 0 2
585 Chemistry of Hydrocarbon Compounds 0 0 0 1 1 2
601 Surgery: Kinesitherapy 0 0 0 2 0 2
718 Virtual Machine Task or Process Management or Task Management/Control (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 1 0 1 0 0 2
007 Compound Hand Tools 1 0 0 0 0 1
012 Boot and Shoe Making 0 0 1 0 0 1
028 Textiles: Manufacturing 0 1 0 0 0 1
040 Card, Picture, or Sign Exhibiting 0 1 0 0 0 1
044 Fuel and Related Compositions 0 0 0 0 1 1
054 Harness for Working Animal 0 0 0 0 1 1
056 Harvesters 0 0 1 0 0 1
065 Glass Manufacturing 1 0 0 0 0 1
086 Ammunition and Explosive-Charge Making 0 0 0 0 1 1
091 Motors: Expansible Chamber Type 0 0 0 0 1 1
101 Printing 0 1 0 0 0 1
104 Railways 0 0 0 1 0 1
132 Toilet 0 1 0 0 0 1
140 Wireworking 0 1 0 0 0 1
149 Explosive and Thermic Compositions or Charges 0 1 0 0 0 1
160 Flexible or Portable Closure, Partition, or Panel 0 0 0 0 1 1
190 Trunks and Hand-Carried Luggage 0 0 1 0 0 1
203 Distillation: Processes, Separatory 0 0 0 1 0 1
226 Advancing Material of Indeterminate Length 0 0 0 0 1 1
237 Heating Systems 0 0 0 1 0 1
238 Railways: Surface Track 0 0 0 1 0 1
242 Winding, Tensioning, or Guiding 0 0 0 1 0 1
270 Sheet-Material Associating 1 0 0 0 0 1
283 Printed Matter 1 0 0 0 0 1
289 Knots and Knot Tying 0 1 0 0 0 1
303 Fluid-Pressure and Analogous Brake Systems 0 1 0 0 0 1
333 Wave Transmission Lines and Networks 0 0 0 1 0 1
343 Communications: Radio Wave Antennas 0 1 0 0 0 1
353 Optics: Image Projectors 0 1 0 0 0 1
372 Coherent Light Generators 0 0 1 0 0 1
373 Industrial Electric Heating Furnaces 1 0 0 0 0 1
377 Electrical Pulse Counters, Pulse Dividers, or Shift Registers: Circuits and Systems 0 0 1 0 0 1
384 Bearings 0 0 0 0 1 1
399 Electrophotography 1 0 0 0 0 1
402 Binder Device Releasably Engaging Aperture or Notch of Sheet 0 0 0 1 0 1
403 Joints and Connections 1 0 0 0 0 1
406 Conveyors: Fluid Current 1 0 0 0 0 1
409 Gear Cutting, Milling, or Planing 0 0 0 1 0 1
445 Electric Lamp or Space Discharge Component or Device Manufacturing 0 0 0 1 0 1
474 Endless Belt Power Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 1
475 Planetary Gear Transmission Systems or Components 0 0 0 0 1 1
493 Manufacturing Container or Tube From Paper; or Other Manufacturing From a Sheet or Web 0 1 0 0 0 1
494 Imperforate Bowl: Centrifugal Separators 0 1 0 0 0 1
712 Processing Architectures and Instruction Processing, e.g., Processors (Electrical Computers and Digital Processing Systems) 0 0 1 0 0 1
ALL ALL CLASSES 925 969 930 1003 1060 4887



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